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Couple saves Plainfield man after crash in Rhode Island

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A Plainfield man is lucky to be alive, thanks in large part to a couple being in the right place at the right time. (WPRI) A Plainfield man is lucky to be alive, thanks in large part to a couple being in the right place at the right time. (WPRI)
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A Plainfield man is lucky to be alive, thanks in large part to a couple being in the right place at the right time.

John Kratz, 63, was thrown from his motorcycle over the weekend while riding in Cranston, R.I.

A couple driving on the other side of the highway saw what happened, turned around and went to help

Both Good Samaritans are EMTs.

“He was blue....checked for a pulse...no pulse, so we started CPR,” said Joshua Mayer.

“The quicker CPR is initiated, the better a chance the person is going to have at recovery,” said Alison Mayer.

By the time the ambulance arrived, Kratz had a pulse and was breathing on his own.

The Mayers weren’t the only ones who stopped to help. Several nurses, a trauma doctor and others pulled over to help before the paramedics arrived.

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